Nintendo has released a DLC trailer for Pikmin 3. Players can extend the game’s Mission Mode with several downloadable map packs. The first map pack – priced at $1.99 – adds four remixed stages to the Collect Treasure! mission type. The second map pack is also priced at $1.99 and adds four remixed stages to the Battle Enemies! mission type. The third map pack can be purchased for $4.99, and it adds eight all-new stages with settings like a beach, a house party and a construction zone. Pikmin 3 is available at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
Black Forest Games is hoping to bring new DLC to the Wii U for their aesthetically gorgeous title, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. According to an interview with studio head Arian Goersch, the Wii U version is “more fun” than other console versions as it was revised for a cleaner cut, and feels that the Wii U is perhaps the “best console” for indie releases. Goersch hopes to bring the DLC, which is titled “Rise of the Owlverlord”, to the Wii U by next year. Be sure to watch the official Steam trailer above to discover just exactly who the Owlverlord is.
“We have just [released] Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Rise Of The Owlverlord, an independent add-on to PC release, and hope perhaps to bring it next year on the Wii U.” – Goersch, Black Forest Games
The latest Batman: Arkham Origins DLC will come out tomorrow for the Nintendo Wii U and is titled Initiation. The new DLC focuses on Bruce Wayne’s early years before he became Batman, with four new challenge maps in this brand new campaign. It is priced at $6.99 / £5.49 and those who already have the Season Pass will have access to this brand new add-on. If you’ve played Batman: Arkham Origins on the Wii U, how does it compare to the other versions of the game? Is it as bad as Digital Foundry claims?
“Tomorrow, Dec. 3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be releasing the Initiation Challenge Map Add-On for Batman™: Arkham Origins on the PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE online entertainment network from Microsoft, Steam and Nintendo eShop for $6.99. The Initiation Add-On focuses on Bruce Wayne before he donned his cowl, and introduces a new challenge campaign with four unique challenge maps and two original skins – Initiation Bruce Wayne and Vigilante Bruce Wayne. Players who have purchased the Batman: Arkham Origins Season Pass and are connected to the Internet will have instant access to the content.
Set high in the Paektu-San Mountains of North Korea, the Initiation Add-On follows a young Bruce Wayne as he faces his ultimate test. Players will embark upon a series of challenge maps that test their martial arts training across exotic locales, including a bamboo forest and a mountain top monastery. Fans will face fresh enemies along with an epic final test to prove their worthiness to Bruce’s greatest and most pitiless teacher, Kirigi.”
Warner Bros has announced that new downloadable content for Batman: Arkham Origins will be coming to the Wii U. The three DLC packages on offer are the Infinite Earth Skins Pack, Black Mask Challenge Pack, and Online Supply Drop 1. However, the Online Supply Drop won’t be coming to the Wii U. The Infinite Earth Skins Pack features six skins: Earth 2 Dark Knight, Long Halloween Batman, Batman: Dark Knight of the Round Table, Thrillkiller Batman, Earth 2 Batman and Classic Tim Drake Robin. The Black Mask Challenge Pack sees players attempt to defeat Black Mask in two new challenge maps: Lot Full and Hidden Facility.
There are reports in Australia that despite being released a week ago, DLC codes for Batman: Arkham Origins still cannot be redeemed on the regional Nintendo eShop. Community members on Miiverse have said the codes work fine in other regions, and gamers have had to go as far as to redeem their codes on the UK store. Is this a case of Nintendo of Australia simply being lazy? Maybe our readers down under can enlighten us on the situation.
Fantastic new challenges in the world of Pikmin 3 are only a download away. Starting today, new challenges in the “Battle Enemies!” mission type in Pikmin 3 can be purchased as downloadable content in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for only $1.99. One stage is free, and is available via an automatic software update.
The pack of four stages is based on locations from the game’s Story Mode and is crawling with tons of hostile creatures. Like all the other stages in Mission Mode, these new challenges can be played solo or cooperatively with a friend. High scores earned in this mode will be displayed on a global rankings leaderboard, encouraging friendly competition with other players all around the world.
To purchase the new downloadable content, Wii U users with broadband Internet access need to select “downloadable content” from the Pikmin 3 page in the Nintendo eShop and follow the instructions to confirm their purchase. Once purchased and downloaded, players can access the new stages from the Mission Mode menu in Pikmin 3 after the game has been restarted.
Pikmin 3 is the latest installment in the fan-favorite Pikmin series. Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the game finds three space explorers leading an army of adorable Pikmin on a quest to find supplies for their home planet. The new stages in “Battle Enemies!” mark the second set of downloadable content in Pikmin 3. Additional downloadable content for Mission Mode launched earlier this year in the Nintendo eShop.
While New Super Mario Bros. U featured the DLC add-on content of New Super Luigi U, in a new interview with French gaming site Gamekult, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizumi says that no DLC content will be coming for 3D World. While this particular news is a bit of a let down, Koizumi also said that an open world Mario game may eventually be a possibility on Wii U, if there is enough demand from Mario fans.
While admitting that 3D World is decidedly not an open world game, Koizumi stated that he believes Super Mario Sunshine fit that description, and future games could head in that direction as well. The development team felt, however, that 3D World should be accessible to everyone, and they used the location of the flagpoles as a way to tell players where to go. Here are his full quotes regarding Mario as an open world experience:
“I don’t know if we can consider Super Mario 64 as an open world game, but I think Super Mario Sunshine is more consistent with that definition because of the city and entire worlds to explore. Our main standpoint with Super Mario is to ensure that players always know where to go. It’s for this reason that we have given great importance on the placement and visibility of the flags, particularly in Super Mario 3D World .
Again, as creators, we want a large number of people to be able to play and enjoy the game, so it’s sort of our duty to ensure that the objectives are clear to everyone. However, if a very large number of players expressed the desire for a more open Mario, we would take that request very seriously.”
Ubisoft has now confirmed to Game Reactor that the Wii U version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag won’t be receiving downloadable content. Yesterday, Ubisoft announced the Season Pass for Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag, but the company neglected to mention the Wii U. The publication chased this up with Ubisoft, who informed them that there’d be no downloadable content for the Wii U version of Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag.
Ubisoft has announced a new DLC pack available for Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, but it doesn’t look like it’s got its sights set on Wii U. The Freedom Cry DLC – which you can see in the trailer above – will follow the story of slave-born Adewale, who’s recently found freedom as a pirate aboard the Jackdaw. Unfortunately, the Wii U was excluded from the list of platforms mentioned – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC - in the European press release, whereas the North American press release didn’t reveal which platforms the DLC would arrive on.
A season pass was also announced alongside the reveal of the Freedom Cry DLC, which includes the exclusive Kraken ship pack, as well as more missions, weapons and multiplayer characters, offering a 20% discount. The season pass will retail at $19.99. Official confirmation is yet to come on whether the DLC will be included, but we’ll keep you updated for further news. Will you still be purchasing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag on Wii U?
Nintendo of America has just announced that additional Mission Mode stages are being released as Pikmin 3 DLC. An update to Pikmin 3 will let you see the world’s absolute highest score on each stage. Anyone who downloads the Pikmin3 update will receive one add-on mission stage for free.